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12 Recipes To Make This October If You're Trying To Eat Less Meat

If you aren't eating root vegetables, is it even really fall?

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1. Harvest Root Vegetable Salad with Chimichurri

Think a salad can't be cozy? Think again. This one has roasted squash, carrots, and potatoes mixed with a herby, fragrant dressing. Need I say more? Get the recipe here.

2. Vegan Pumpkin Ginger Soup

For such a decadent soup, this one is surprisingly easy to throw together. Simmer pumpkin, carrot, and ginger in vegetable broth for 20 minutes, then blend it together and top it off with pumpkin seeds and vegan cream. Get the recipe here.

3. Sweet Potato Crust Pizza With Dairy-Free Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Yes, you really can make pizza dough out of sweet potatoes! Pairing it with pesto makes this recipe even more genius. Get the recipe here.

4. "Cheesy" Tahini Pasta with Brussels Sprouts, Capers, and Pistachios

What's better than tucking into a bowl of noods on a particularly chilly day? A bowl of gluten-free noodles with veggies, nuts, and a dairy-free sauce — that's what! Get the recipe here.

5. Homemade Gnocchi with King Oyster Mushrooms and Sage Butter

Save this recipe for a Saturday night when you've got some time to make your own gnocchi. It's a blast to prep, but definitely takes more time and patience than you probably have on a week night. Get the recipe here.

6. Vegan Sausage Casserole with Bangers and Borlotti Beans

Probably the most filling recipe on the list, this flavorful casserole is ridiculously simple to throw together. Just chop up the veggies and toss them in the pot with beans, gravy granules, and vegan sausages. Let it stew for about seven minutes, and serve it with a baked potato or rice! Get the recipe here.

7. Autumn Nourish Bowl

Packed full of nutrition-rich components — turmeric rice, spicy black beans, roasted butternut squash, and mustard cabbage slaw — this bowl is the best kind of comfort food. Get the recipe here.

8. Toasted Farro Salad with Kale and Figs

Farro? Goat cheese? Figs?! This is the height of luxury. Get the recipe here.

9. South Indian Beet Palya with Grated Coconut

Beets honestly don't get enough credit. So flavorful and pretty, they deserve to be their own dish! This one is pretty straightforward with chopped beets stir-fried in spices like turmeric, cumin, and coriander and served with coconut and red lentils. Get the recipe here.

10. Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Quinoa Casserole

Press quinoa, bell peppers, onion, mozzarella, and feta in a casserole dish and bake it for about 45 minutes and you've got dinner for a whole week. Get the recipe here.

11. Autumn Vegetable Paella

In addition to having cauliflower, squash, and mushrooms, this rich rice dish is full of delicious spices that'll make you want to eat it every day of the month. Get the recipe here.

12. Farro and Roasted Vegetables with Italian Salsa Verde

Just roast the fall-iest vegetables you have, boil some farro, and pulse some parsley with a few other spices to make a delicious salsa verde. Get the recipe here.